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    Research & Policy

    Policy Brief: National Lessons of NYC’s Universal Access to Counsel Program

    December 12th 2018

    In 2017, New York City enacted the first legislation in the country providing legal representation for all income-eligible tenants facing eviction. The legislation, sponsored by Council Members Vanessa Gibson and Mark Levine, has been implemented in four zip codes in each of New York’s five boroughs, with citywide universal access mandated by July 2022. As major cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, Cleveland, and Boston consider expanding access to counsel, New York’s experience offers important lessons for program design and implementation. Read more »

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    VIDEO: Policy Breakfast on Reforming Rent Stabilization in New York City

    December 11th 2018

    Close to 1 million apartments in New York City are subject to the state’s rent stabilization laws, which regulate how rents in stabilized units can rise. On June 15, 2019, those laws are set to expire. On November 29th, 2018 the NYU Furman Center hosted an event to bring experts together to explore ideas for reforming the rent laws. Read more »

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    NYU Furman Center Researchers Present New & Forthcoming Work at the 2018 APPAM Research Conference

    November 12th 2018

    APPAM brings together academics and research on a variety of emerging policy issues, exploring ways to bring global and inter-disciplinary perspectives into conversations on pressing challenges, ranging from changing population demographics and economic inequality to climate change. This year’s conference theme was “Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement”. Read more »

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    Research & Policy

    Neighbors and Networks: The role of social interactions on the residential choices

    October 24th 2018

    NYU Furman Center Faculty Director Ingrid Gould Ellen co-authored a paper with Michael Suher and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa considering the role of information and social influence in determining the effective set of potential housing choices for participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Read more »

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    Book Release - A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality

    October 22nd 2018

    The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently published A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality. The book features leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers examining different aspects of the complex and deeply rooted problem of residential segregation, and proposing concrete steps to achieve meaningful change. NYU Furman Center Furman Faculty Directors Vicki Been, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Katherine O’Regan each authored chapters on displacement, gentrification, and affirmatively furthering fair housing, respectively. Read more »

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